register

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From Medieval Latin registrum, from Late Latin regesta (list, items recorded), from Latin regerere (to record, to carry back), from re- + gerero (to carry, bear). Compare Latin registoria (a treasurer). Some senses influenced by association with Latin regere (to rule).

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register (plural registers)

  1. A formal recording of names, events, transactions etc.
    The teacher took the register by calling out each child's name.
  2. A book of such entries.
  3. An entry in such a book.
  4. The act of registering.
  5. A certificate issued by the collector of customs of a port or district to the owner of a vessel, containing the description of a vessel, its name, ownership, and other material facts. It is kept on board the vessel, to be used as evidence of nationality or as a muniment of title.
  6. One who registers or records; a registrar; especially, a public officer charged with the duty of recording certain transactions or events.
    a register of deeds
  7. A distinct horizontal (or, more rarely, vertical) section of a work of art or inscription that is divided into several such sections.
    • 1984, Beatrice Teissier, Ancient Near Eastern Cylinder Seals from the Marcopoli Collection, page 70:
      The division of the field into an upper and lower register, with decorative motifs in the upper register and a scene with figures in the lower register, as here, is, as has been mentioned, characteristic of Syrian seals from the early second millennium.
    • 1989, Eleni Vassilika, Ptolemaic Philae, page 76:
      The east wall is decorated in raised relief with two registers of scenes above a dado showing a northward fecundity figure procession.
    • 2005, Abeer El-Shahawy, The Egyptian Museum in Cairo: A Walk Through the Alleys of Ancient Egypt, page 23:
      The reverse side is divided into three registers. In the first register is the name of Narmer represented as a fish and a chisel inscribed in the serekh.
  8. A device that automatically records a quantity.
  9. (telecommunications) The part of a telegraphic apparatus that automatically records the message received.
  10. (telecommunications) A list of received calls in a phone set.
  11. (computing) A small unit of very fast memory that is directly accessible to the central processing unit, and is mostly used to store inputs, outputs or intermediate results of computations.
    • 1992, Michael A. Miller, The 68000 Microprocessor Family: Architecture, Programming, and Applications (page 47)
      When the microprocessor decodes the JSR opcode, it stores the operand into the TEMP register and pushes the current contents of the PC ($00 0128) onto the stack.
    • 2014, Jason Gregory, Game Engine Architecture, Second Edition (page 90)
      If you can trace back through the disassembly to where the variable is first loaded into a register, you can often discover its value or its address by inspecting that register.
  12. (printing) The exact alignment of lines, margins and colors.
  13. (printing) The inner part of the mould in which types are cast.
  14. (music) The range of a voice or instrument.
  15. (music) An organ stop.
  16. (linguistics) A style of a language used in a particular context.
    My ex-boss used "let go", in the euphemistic register, when he sacked me.
    • 1988, Andrew Radford, chapter 5, in Transformational grammar: a first course, Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, page 275:
      It seems equally clear that the ‘Complement + Prepositionʼ order illustrated in (172) (a) is likewise highly marked, and hence subject to heavy restrictions on its use. And sure enough, this does indeed seem to be the case: for one thing, forms such as thereafter, herein, whereby are stylistically highly marked (e.g. they are only used in particular registers such as legal language).
  17. A grille at the outflow of a ventilation duct, capable of being opened and closed to direct the air flow.
    • 1984, Stephen King, Gramma
      He went up to the room he shared with Buddy and opened the hot-air register so he could hear what his mother did next.
  18. (chiefly US) Clipping of cash register.

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register (third-person singular simple present registers, present participle registering, simple past and past participle registered)

  1. (transitive) To enter in a register; to enlist.
  2. (transitive) To sign-up, especially to vote.
    • 2008, Obama, Barack, “Letter to Vibe Magazine”, in (Please provide the book title or journal name):
      I am running for President to take this country in a new direction. But I can’t do it alone. I need you. Whether it’s the first time, or the first time in a long time, I need you to register and vote on November 4th.
  3. (transitive) To record, especially in writing.
    • 2011 November 3, Chris Bevan, “Rubin Kazan 1 - 0 Tottenham”, in BBC Sport[1]:
      Tottenham, who lost William Gallas to injury before the end, struggled to find any sort of response and did not register a single shot on target.
    • 1914, London, Jack, chapter VII, in The Mutiny of the Elsinore:
      In every way dinner proved up beyond my expectations, and I registered a note that the cook, whoever or whatever he might be, was a capable man at his trade.
  4. (transitive, intransitive) To buy the full version of trial software by providing one's details and payment.
    This is a trial version, and will expire in 30 days. Please register!
  5. (transitive) To express outward signs.
  6. (transitive, mail) To record officially and handle specially.
  7. (transitive, especially printing) To make or adjust so as to be properly or precisely aligned.
  8. (intransitive) To place one's name, or have one's name placed in a register.
    They registered for school.
  9. (intransitive) To make an impression.
  10. (intransitive) To be in proper alignment; to align or correspond exactly.
    • 1974, Robert Elman, The Hunter's Field Guide to the Game Birds and Animals of North America (→ISBN)
      The slightly smaller hind print may overlap but seldom registers precisely in the front track.
    • 1992, Dwight R. Schuh, Bowhunter's Encyclopedia: Practical, Easy-to-Find Answers to Your Bowhunting Questions, Stackpole Books (→ISBN), page 279:
      [] but cat tracks are slightly more staggered, and on each side the back foot registers directly on the track of the front foot.
  11. (law) To voluntarily sign over for safe keeping, abandoning complete ownership for partial.

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Danish

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register n (singular definite registret, plural indefinite registre)

  1. database, registry, data repository
    Hun er ikke i registret for varulve.
    She is not in the registry of werewolves.
  2. (sociolingustics) register
    • 2006, Danske studier →ISBN
      I midten af 1970'erne etablerede Child Directed Speech sig som en retning inden for børnesprogsforskningen, oprindeligt fordi man var inspireret af den antropologisk og sociolingvistisk funderede identifikation af et særligt register, Baby Talk, som voksne bruger i talen til børn (Ferguson 1977).
      In the mid-1970's, Child Directed Speech established itself as a branch in child language research, originally because one was inspired by the anthropologically and sociolingustically founded identification of a special register, Baby Talk, that adults use in speech with children (Ferguson 1977).
    • 1974, Dialektstudier
      I den sociolingvistiske litteratur læser man ofte at samtaleemnet som en komponent der indgår i de sprogligt interagerendes respektive definitioner af situationen,[sic] kan have indflydelse på valget af den kode eller det register som samtalen føres i.
      In sociolingustic literature, one often reads that the dialog topic, as a component in the lingustically interacting persons' respective definitions of the situation, may influence the choice of the code or register in which the dialogue is conducted.
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Dutch

Etymology

From Middle Dutch register, from Old French registre, from Medieval Latin registrum, which see.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˌrəˈɣɪs.tər/, /ˌreːˈɣɪs.tər/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: dag‧re‧gis‧ter

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register n (plural registers, diminutive registertje n)

  1. A register, an index, esp. as an appendix in a book.
  2. A register, a lodger.
  3. A register, a musical range.
  4. A register, a style of language, e.g. with respect to formality and politeness.
  5. A register, an organ stop.

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  • Afrikaans: register
  • Indonesian: register

Inari Sami

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register

  1. register, registry

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Indonesian

 
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Etymology

From Dutch register, from Middle Dutch register, from Old French registre, from Medieval Latin registrum, which see.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [reˈɡɪstər]
  • Hyphenation: ré‧gis‧têr

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régistêr (first-person possessive registerku, second-person possessive registermu, third-person possessive registernya)

  1. register:
    1. a formal recording of names, events, transactions etc.
    2. (printing) the exact alignment of lines, margins and colors.
    3. (computing) a small unit of very fast memory that is directly accessible to the central processing unit, and is mostly used to store inputs, outputs or intermediate results of computations.

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Norwegian Bokmål

 
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Etymology

From Medieval Latin registrum

Noun

register n (definite singular registeret or registret, indefinite plural register or registre, definite plural registra or registrene)

  1. a register (list or record)
  2. (music) a register (voice range in singing; part of an organ)

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Norwegian Nynorsk

 
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From Medieval Latin registrum

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register n (definite singular registeret, indefinite plural register, definite plural registera)

  1. a register (list or record)
  2. (music) a register (voice range in singing; part of an organ)

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Swedish

Etymology

From Old Swedish register, from Medieval Latin registrum, from Late Latin regesta (list, items recorded), from Latin regerere (to record, to carry back), from re- + gerere (to carry, bear). Compare Latin registoria (a treasurer). Some senses influenced by association with Latin regere (to rule).[1]

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register n

  1. a register, a list, an index, a catalog, a directory, a database
  2. a machine that keeps a register, a cash register

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Declension of register 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative register registret register registren
Genitive registers registrets registers registrens

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